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Best Summer Ever! Boulder

Colorado > Estes Park Valley


This boulder is a hidden gem with one sweet line, "The Best Summer Ever." It is shady and has great rock quality, and the approach could not be easier. The access is questionable, as no one knows whose property it is on, but there are no private property signs, and you are completely hidden from public view when climbing.

It protects well with 2 pads. There is a V6 direct stand start with a heel hook. A V10ish longer version stand starts just farther out of the cave, and link it to the V6. As of Jan. 2014, the V10 has not been linked, go for the FA.

Getting There

Take Tunnel Rd (Hwy 66) about 1/2 mile past The Rock Inn (best place for beer happy hour 4p-6p bye 1 get 1) and there will be a small cliff on the right hand side next to some new log homes. turn around and park on the opposite side of the road (there is a lot of pull off room about 100 yards back in the direction of the Rock Inn). While yor're in the area, check out the Suzuki Boulder just off the road in the park, and the Friendship boulders at the YMCA.

Routes from Left to Right

V6 7A
Best Summer Ever!
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Best Summer Ever!
V6 7A Boulder

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Justin "Mardy" Smith. A wonderful man on a wonderful climb.
[Hide Photo] Justin "Mardy" Smith. A wonderful man on a wonderful climb.
Attempting the V10 start deep in "The Cave".
[Hide Photo] Attempting the V10 start deep in "The Cave".